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Marika's Shelter in Place Reading List

It usually takes me six months to get through a book - I find it hard to find the sustained kind of focus it takes between the techs and the flights and so on. Also I'm a slow reader.


When it first clicked with me how much time we'd be spending at home, I assumed I'd be watching a lot of TV. But I'm finding I don't really want to - more compelled to tune in to something, as opposed to tuning out. Or spacing out. And books are a great antidote to all the screen time.


Here's what I've been up to.


SOLO READING

Complete: The Night Watchman, Louise Erdrich

Currently: The Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler

On Deck: either World Light by Halldor Laxness which I got halfway through but never finished, or Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Kimmerer


READING WITH ITAMAR

Complete: The Winds Twelve Quarters, Stories by Ursula K. LeGuin

Currently: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel, Susanna Clarke


WITH MY SHORT STORY BOOK CLUB

Currently: "Noble Things," from Difficult Women by Roxanne Gay

On Deck: "Cold" by A. S. Byatt


ALSO the Reconstruction team just proposed reading Counternarratives by John Keene. Probably gonna jump on that train.

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